UPDATED: Pennsylvania Firm Expands Recalls Pretzel Dog Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

City Line Foods Manufacturing Co., a Lancaster, Pa., establishment is expanding their recall to include an additional 12,282 pounds of frozen pretzel hot dog products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. This brings the total pounds of product recalled to 1,208,951 pounds. The products contain soy lecithin, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

The recalled products were produced Nov. 14, 2013 – Nov. 14, 2014.

The following products are subject to the expanded recall:

  • “Kunzler Cheddar Pepper Frank Pretzel Dogs.”
  • “Kunzler Pretzel Dogs.”
  • “Kunzler Turkey Pretzel Dogs.”
  • “Berks All Beef Pretzel Franks.”

The following products are subject to the FSIS recall issued November 15, 2014.

  • “Auntie Anne’s All Beef Classic Pretzel Dogs.”
  • “Auntie Anne’s Fundraising Pretzel Dogs.”
  • “West Creek Black Angus Beef Pretzel Dogs.”
  • “Kunzler Pretzel Dogs.”
  • “Kunzler Turkey Pretzel Dogs.”
  • “Berks All Beef Pretzel Franks.”
  • “Nathan’s Famous Pretzel Dogs.”
  • “City Line Foods Pretzel Dogs.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. or P-34073” or “34073” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products produced were shipped nationwide for retail distribution and fundraising. This recall does not affect Auntie Anne’s pretzel stores found in malls, airports and other venues nationwide.

The problem was initially discovered by FSIS personnel during a routine labeling review. FSIS inspectors found that a releasing agent used on contact surfaces during production included soy lecithin, which was not disclosed on the product label. The additional product was discovered by the establishment while reviewing records as part of their recall activity. They then notified FSIS personnel of the issue.  FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Heather Neary, Auntie Anne’s Inc.’s Chief Marketing Officer, at 1-717-435-1558.